Professor Emeritus: Imants George Priede DSc FRSE

Emeritus Professor


Contact Details

The University of Aberdeen Oceanlab (University of Aberdeen)
Main Street
Aberdeen AB421 6AA

Hellenic Centre for Marine Research
71003 Heraklion



  • 1996 DSc University of Aberdeen
    Fish Biology, Energetics and Telemetry Studies On Free-Living Animals.
  • 1970 - 1973 PhD Thesis, Department of Biology, University of Stirling
    The physiology of circulation during swimming activity in rainbow trout
    Awarded the Thomas Henry Huxley Prize for original contributions to Zoology by the Zoological Society of London
  • 1967 - 1970 BSc Honours, University College of North Wales, Bangor
    Zoology with Marine Zoology
  • Taunton's School, Southampton

Professional Membership

  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
  • Fellow of the Institute of Fisheries Management
  • Fisheries Society of the British Isles
  • Scottish Association for Marine Science
  • Society for Experimental Biology


  • Beverton Medal of the Fisheries Society of the British Isles (2011)
Further Info

Recent Publications

150. Bastrikin, D.K., Gallego A., Millar C.P., Priede I.G. & Jones E.G. (2014) Settlement length and temporal settlement patterns of juvenile cod (Gadus morhua), haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus), and whiting (Merlangius merlangus) in a northern North Sea coastal nursery area.ICES Journal of Marine Science; doi:10.1093/icesjms/fsu029

149. Tilstone G.H., Miller P.I., Brewin R.J.W. & Priede I.G., (2014) Enhancement of primary production in the North Atlantic outside of the spring bloom, identified by remote sensing of ocean colour and temperature. Remote Sensing of Environment: 148:77-86. /10.1016/j.rse.2013.04.021

148. Priede I.G. & Froese R. (2013) Colonisation of the deep-sea by fishes. Journal of Fish Biology. 83: 1528–1550. doi:10.1111/jfb.12265

147. Niedzielski T., Høines, Å., Shields, M.A., Linley T., & Priede I.G. (2013) A multi-scale investigation into sea floor topography of the northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge based on Geographic Information System analysis. Deep-Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography. 98: 231–243.

146.Cousins, N.J., Shields, M.A., Crockard ,D. & Priede I.G. (2013) Bathyal Demersal Fishes of Charlie Gibbs Fracture Zone region (49°-54°N) of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge: I. Results from trawl surveys. Deep-Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography.98: 388–396.

145. Cousins, N.J., Linley, T., Jamieson, A.J., Bagley, P.M., Blades, H., Box, T., Chambers, R., Ford, A., Shields M.A., & Priede I.G. (2013) Bathyal Demersal Fishes of Charlie-Gibbs Fracture Zone region (49°-54°N) of the Mid Atlantic Ridge: II. Baited camera lander observations. Deep-Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography. 98: 397–406.

144. Linley T.D., Alt, C.H.S., Jones D.O.B., & Priede I.G. (2013) Bathyal Demersal Fishes of Charlie Gibbs Fracture Zone region (49°-54°N) of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge: III. Results from remotely operated vehicle (ROV) video transects. Deep-Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography. 98: 407–411.

143. Priede, I.G., Shields, M., & Youngbluth M., (2013) Editorial note. Deep-Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography. 98: 219.

142. Priede I.G., Billett D.S.M., Brierley, A.S., Hoelzel A.R., Inall, M., Miller, P.I., Cousins N.J., Shields, M.A., & Fujii, T. (2013) The Ecosystem of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge at the Sub-Polar Front and Charlie Gibbs Fracture Zone; ECO-MAR project strategy and description of the sampling programme 2007-2010. Deep-Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography. 98: 220–230.

141. Jones, D.O.B, Alt, C.H.S., Priede I.G., Reid, W.D.K., Wigham, B.D., Billett, D.S.M., Gebruk A.V., Rogacheva, A., Gooday A.J. (2013) Deep-sea surface-dwelling enteropneusts from the Mid-Atlantic Ridge: their ecology, distribution and mode of life. Deep-Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography. 98: 374–387

140. Priede I.G. (2014) Biogeography of the Oceans: a Review of Development of Knowledge of Currents, Fronts and Regional Boundaries from Sailing Ships in the Sixteenth Century to Satellite Remote Sensing. Pure and Applied Geophysics.171:1013–1027 DOI 10.1007/s00024-013-0708-4

139. Wieczorek M.M, Spallek, W.A., Niedzielski, T., Godbold, J.A., & Priede I.G., (2013) Use of Remotely-Derived Bathymetry for Modelling Biomass in Marine Environments. Pure and Applied Geophysics.171: 1029–1045 DOI 10.1007/s00024-013-0705-7

138. Vardaro M.F., Bagley P.M., Bailey D.M., Bett B.J., Jones D.O.B., Milligan R.J., Priede I.G., Risien C.M., Rowe G.T., Ruhl H.A., Sangolay B.B., Smith, K.L. Jr., Walls A., & Clarke J., (2013) A Southeast Atlantic deep-ocean observatory: first experiences and results. Limnology & Oceanography: Methods 11: 304–315.

137. Priede I.G., Bergstad O.A. , Miller P.I., Vecchione M., Gebruk A., Falkenhaug T., Billett D.S.M., Craig J., Dale A.C., Shields M.A., Tilstone G.H., Sutton T.T., Gooday A.J., Inall M.E., Jones D.O.B., Martinez-Vicente V., Menezes G.M., Niedzielski T., Sigurðsson Þ., Rothe N., Rogacheva A., Alt C.H.S., Brand T., Abell R., Brierley A.S., Cousins N.J., Crockard D., Hoelzel A.R., Høines Å., Letessier T.B., Read J.F., Shimmield T., Cox M.J., Galbraith J.K., Gordon J.D.M., Horton T., Neat F., Lorance P., (2013) Does presence of a Mid Ocean Ridge enhance biomass and biodiversity? PLoS ONE 8(5): e61550. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0061550

136. Gebruk A.V. & Priede I.G. (2013) Benthos of the sub-polar front area on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge: Results of the ECOMAR project. Marine Biology Research 9(5-6): 411-442. doi: 10.1080/17451000.2012.750000

135. Priede I.G., Billett D.S.M., Brierley A.S., Hoelzel A.R., Inall M., Miller P.I. (2013). The ECO-MAR (Ecosystem of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge at the Sub-Polar Front and Charlie Gibbs Fracture Zone) project: description of the benthic sampling programme 2007-2010. Marine Biology Research 9:5-6, 624-628

134. Godbold, J.A., Bailey, D.M. Collins, M.A., Gordon, J.D.M., Spallek, W.A., Priede, I.G. (2013) Putative fishery-induced changes in biomass and population size structures of demersal deep-sea fishes in ICES Sub-area VII, North East Atlantic Ocean, Biogeosciences 10: 529-539, doi:10.5194/bg-10-529-2013, 2013

133. Priede, I.G., Osborn, K.J., Gebruk, A.V., Jones, D., Shale, D., Rogacheva, A. and Holland N.D., (2012) Observations on torquaratorid acorn worms (Hemichordata, Enteropneusta) from the North Atlantic with descriptions of a new genus and three new species. Invertebrate Biology 131: 244-257 10.1111/j.1744-7410.2012.00266.x

132. Aguzzi J, Company J.B., Costa C, Matabos M, Azzurro E., Mànuel A., Menesatti P., Sardà F., Canals M., Delory E., Cline D., Favali P., Juniper S.K., Furushima Y., Fujiwara Y., Chiesa J.J., Marotta L., Bahamon N. & Priede I.G. (2012) Challenges to the assessment of benthic populations and biodiversity as a result of rhythmic behaviour: Video solutions from cabled observatories.Oceanography and Marine Biology: An Annual Review: 50: 235–286.

131. Jamieson, A.J., Fujii, T., & Priede I.G. (2012) Locomotory activity and feeding strategy of the hadal munnopsid isopod Rectisura cf. herculean, (Crustacea: Asellota) in the Japan Trench. Journal of Experimental Biology 215: 3010-3017



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